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9 Good Signs You’re in the Right Relationship

9 Good Signs You’re in the Right Relationship
It’s not always where you are in life, but who you have by your side that matters. “How do I know if I’m in the right relationship or not?” This is one of the most common questions our coaching clients ask us. And after Angel and I listen to the specifics of their situation, we often toss a question back at them to further clarify their thoughts and expectations. For instance: “What do you think a “right relationship” should provide for the people in it?” Although the answer here is obviously subjective, in all relationships, romantic and platonic alike, there are some clear signs that things are going well. Enter your email to get new articles like this delivered for free. Join 130,000+ subscribers and get life-changing ideas in your inbox. Thanks! 1. Far too often, we make our relationships harder than they have to be. And of course, if you feel like someone is playing games with you, speak up. 2. 3. You can’t be afraid to have certain conversations. 4. 5. 6. So open yourself up. 7. 8. 9.

Questions You Should Ask Before Marriage In my marriage class in my first semester of college, our teacher gave us a handout (or should I say packet) with these questions. At first I was like "Holy shnikeys! This is way too many questions! I am NOT going to go over all of these with my fiance!" But we did. At first it started with asking the interesting questions, but then we asked them all, wondering if maybe the answer would be different than we expected. From answering these questions we talked about how we plan on raising and disciplining our kids, who will manage the bills, what our parents should and shouldn't know about, what we believe our flaws are. Here's some of the questions I think are really important to have an understanding on in your marriage. I don't necessarily believe the answers to these questions will make or break your marriage, but I do believe that opening up the lines of communication and honestly talking about the important things these questions bring up IS important. What turns you off sexually?

Make Amends Edit Article Making Sense of What HappenedMaking a Plan to Fix ItFollowing Up Edited by Lucky7, MA, IngeborgK, Flickety and 10 others When you're responsible for hurting someone, it's not always easy to make amends. Ad Steps Part 1 of 3: Making Sense of What Happened 1Take an objective view of what happened. 6Decide what it will take to make up for the damage that was done. Part 2 of 3: Making a Plan to Fix It 1Decide what to say. 6Back up your words with actions. Part 3 of 3: Following Up 1Don't repeat the mistake. 2Resolve to move on. Video Tips Be at peace with your own mistakes before making amends-- it will help other people move beyond the mistakes too.Arguments are a part of life in most relationships. Warnings Living life convinced that you're always right is a surefire recipe for personal misery. Sources and Citations

5 Ways to Stop Feeling Insecure in Your Relationship When I was younger I often felt inadequate and “not good enough” to be friends, lovers, or business partners with certain people. Sometimes I simply couldn’t understand what others saw in me. I was very insecure. I ended many promising relationships because of my insecurity. In my mind, it felt easier for me to end it before they did. So what did I do, and what can you do if insecurity is damaging your relationships? You need to understand that a good relationship is about sharing ideas and enjoyable moments with another, to help each other grow in healthy ways, both together socially and as individuals. 1. Most relationship problems and associated social anxieties start with bad communication, which in turn leads to attempted mind reading. If someone says one thing, don’t assume they mean something else. It’s also important to remember that you aren’t suppose to know every little thing going on in the minds of others, even the people closest to you. 2. 3. 4. 5. The floor is yours…

Online Dating Advice How to Love a Girl Who Doesn't Know How to Be Loved Whether we know it or not, we’ve all met some form of the typical “Miss Independent.” Some of us know her better than others; some of us claim that title ourselves. She’s the self-sufficient, somewhat mysterious go-getter with big dreams and an even bigger heart, though not everyone sees it at first glance. Some might see her as cold and distant, because she needs a significant amount of alone time to keep her from feeling scattered and spread so thin that she disappears. Sure, she has family and friends with whom she loves to spend much of her time, but it’s in her nature to crave those precious hours of solitude—being only with her thoughts, completely alone in a crowd or in the vastness of a quiet scene. Some call it antisocial; she calls it sanity. For any or all of these reasons and then some, she’s never been the type to “fall in love.” Or, maybe she’s simply afraid of opening herself up enough to be loved. 1. 2. So talk with her. Tell her it makes her all the more beautiful. 3. 4.

Online Dating Guide About the Free Online Dating Guide Download my free eBook, The Online Dating Guide, and find out exactly how I found success using online dating. Stop feeling frustrated! Learn what works and apply it to your own dating life. Online dating can be confusing and frustrating…trust me, I know. In my last few months of online dating, I was going on many first dates every week. Learn more about my experience dating online >> What’s Included My Dating Guide? Online Dating Checklist Lately I’ve been thinking about my online dating guide, particularly how it continues to grow and how all the information might be overwhelming to someone new to online dating. With that in mind, I’ve put together the following checklist that provides dating suggestions at a very high level based on the advice I provide in my dating guide. Where my guide goes into great detail into each area, this list keeps things simple for quick review. This list is broken down into the major areas of online date: beginning dating online, creating your online dating profile, the communication process, meeting and your first date and, finally, continuing dating online. Each of these sections contains information on how you should approach that phase of online dating. If you are interested in learning more about any of these topics be sure to check out my guide. Section 1: As You Begin 1. 2. 3. Section 2: Your Dating Profile 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Section 3: Communicating 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Choose the Right Person For You When you’re looking to build a healthy relationship, how do you make sure someone is right for you? For a long time, I had no idea. So I asked other people what they looked for in a partner, and I got answers like… “A sense of humor, attractiveness, intelligence, creativity, sexual compatibility, passion, an active lifestyle, a stable career.” I knew those qualities were important. After a breakup, I asked a former boss who had been happily married for over 20 years for advice. “Do they respect you?” This simple guideline has profoundly changed the relationships in my life. Once you like someone, respect is the first thing you should be screening for. None of the other qualities will matter if you aren’t treated well. By prioritizing your self-respect you immediately: Avoid wasting time on unfulfilling relationships that make you feel miserable.Spend time being happy and building healthy relationships with good people.Reinforce your self-worth. Want to build healthy relationships with women?